We are delighted to have Ian Moore, CEO of the Fire Industry Association, writing the IFP Comment – titled ‘What the industry needs now, is qualifications’ Ian looks at how it is imperative in light of the Brexit vote that companies in the fire sector need to get their employees qualified as a benchmark of quality for the industry.
This issue features special Show Previews for the NFPA Conference and Expo in Boston and Firex International in London. Both previews provide in-depth overviews of the show as well as highlighting many of the companies taking part in the event.

This is a massive 112-page issue packed full of in-depth and interesting editorial, from the latest industry news and product announcements as well as technical fire safety feature articles, this issue will not disappoint.

James Allen questions the need for careful consideration when specifying jet fans to ensure escape routes in his article ‘Five factors for effective smoke control’; Dwayne Sloan discusses the ever-growing problem of facade fires with his article ‘Exterior wall fires on a global scale’ and Aaron Patterson looks at extreme conditions where detection equipment is required to operate efficiently in his article ‘Selecting fire and gas detectors for harsh and remote locations.’

With a further sixteen fantastic articles, the NFPA and ASFP comments as well as two profiles and five pages of news you can look forward to a magazine designed to teach, inform and entertain.

We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to seeing you if you are at NFPA in Boston or Firex in London.

Durham Cathedral founded in 1093 and the latest UNESCO world heritage site protected by a fire system from Advanced (see Case Study on page 86). Image courtesy of Advanced.

James Allen, Aston Bowles, Chris Connor, Alex Dick, Paul Fannin, Mick Gower, Casey Grant, Brenton Harris, Martin Harvey, Bettina McDowell, Kevin Mears, Ian Moore, Rob Neale, Jimmy O’Connor, Aaron Paterson, Mark L. Robin, Niall Rowan, Dwayne Sloan, Anne Steen-Hansen, Karolina Storesund, Edwin Verver, Gerard Wallace.

International Fire Protection is the only international journal dedicated to fire safety, prevention and protection covering every aspect of the passive and active fire protection market. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focusing on the latest technology and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the world. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make IFP the first choice read for fire safety professionals.

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